Well, soaked my bacon for 5 hrs (post smoke:(()
Much better, and now I'm so ready to start over correctly. Can't wait to actually get the flavored I want into the bacon.
Thank you all for the help along the way.
Not sure if my iPhone will upload my pron.
All the struggle aside. This still blows store bought bacon out of the water, though I need a slicer if I'm going to continue. Also planning on turkey breasts specifically for sandwich meat, so maybe a slicer makes sense.
Never buying bacon again